Dear Bonnie Briant, you’re pictures make me nostalgic.
I’ve been a long time fan of Briant’s work, mainly because she captures her subjects in a way I’ve never seen done before. Her imagery is about memory and the value of sitting still long enough to notice the details. They make me want to relive my own memories, frame by frame, just in case I missed something before. Her images plant you firmly in her seat and in her moment. Though certain frames can stand on their own, I feel Briant’s work operates more successfully as a series, as a running dialogue between her camera, her friends and her mood.
These images are appropriately more quiet and cold than her other work (see here). I think it is rare for someone to be so settled in their photographic style and to almost never stray from it, which makes me all the more curious about the work and what she’ll produce next.
Below is a sampling of my favorites from Briant’s trip to Russia. While her work couldn’t be categorized as “travel photography,” I think she does a great job of letting the identity of the landscape filter into her images. Let me know what you think! See more of Bonnie Briant’s work here or on her blog. Enjoy!